Public Masterclass: Enamelling

Public Masterclass: Enamelling Public Masterclass: Enamelling Public Masterclass: Enamelling

Monday 23 November 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Institute of Making

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Inspired by London Underground signs, this session led by maker Helen Carnac, introduces the process of applying enamel to metal resulting in participants making signs or badges to take away. During this session Helen will describe the process of enamelling and its historical context. Through a series of short demos participants will then be taken through the basic principles and methods of fusing vitreous enamel to metal, before trying the process themselves and creating a small panel or badge during the process.

Helen Carnac is an artist, maker and curator who lives and works in London. Setting up her studio in the early 1990‘s, Helen develops projects using design methodologies that are rooted in an acute awareness of physical location, place and working practices.

This masterclass is in collaboration with Art on the Underground’s, Underline programme which is a series of art and music commissions for the Victoria line, launched in July 2015.

The Crossrail of its day, the Victoria line from Walthamstow to Victoria was opened in 1969, the first new Underground line to be built in 60 years. With commissions from three visual artists, an architectural collective and a composer, Underline will draw inspiration from the character of one of the most intensively travelled lines on the network, and the organisations, communities and histories connected by it.

Underline launched with Giles Round’s commission, Design Work Leisure in July 2015.  Liam Gillick will screen a series of new films shot across the Underground network. Contemporary composer Matt Rogers’ new music commission will be performed by members of London Sinfonietta live in stations on the line in spring 2016. In summer 2016, architectural collective Assemble will develop a new public site at Seven Sisters. Closing the Underline series, Brixton-based artist Zineb Sedira will present a new film work and photographic series currently in production.

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